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New poor relief office in Rock River

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 5:08 PM    

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CLARENDON, Jamaica -- Outdoor clients of the Clarendon Parish Council’s poor relief office in Rock River received a new building officially opened by Mayor of May Pen Scean Barnswell on Tuesday .

The almost 50-year-old Rock River poor relief office had been in a state of disrepair for years but was selected as the Clarendon Parish Council’s major building project in 2013, a release from the Council Thursday said.

The beneficiaries of the Rock River poor relief office and residents were encouraged to take care of the facility by becoming watchmen for the building. The Rock River poor relief office was delivered late last year at a cost of J$2 million and now serves some 122 clients from seven neighbouring communities.

The release said that an activities room was also opened days before at the Clarendon Infirmary, where able-bodied residents now go to participate in handcraft such as art, sewing, knitting, and crocheting during the days.

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